Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Rustam Minnikhanov discuss the perspectives of Turkmen – Tatar dialog
Joint motorcade of the Presidents of Turkmenistan and Tatarstan went to Kazan Kremlin from the Idea Technical Park.
There, Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Rustam Minnikhanov went to Observation deck where the President of Tatarstan told to his high-rank guest about this unique complex of archaeological, historical and architectural monuments, which were built and operating from the foundation of the city until our days. In 2000, the Kazan Kremlin was entered into the UNESCO World Heritage List.
This museum occupying 150 thousand square meters combines harmonically and originally Russian and Tatar cultural traditions embodied in different buildings. These are eight defence towers including one of the symbols of Kazan – the falling tower Syuyumbike, the Governor’s Palace where the residence of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan is located nowadays, the Annunciation Cathedral, Transfiguration Monastery, Cadet College, Kul-Sharif Mosque and other.
Kazan kremlin also has several museums including the Islamic Museum, the Museum of natural history of Tatarstan, branch of Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg – Hermitage – Kazan Centre and other.
The Complex of Kazan Kremlin is located in the centre of the city on the cape of high terrace of the left bank of Kazanka River opening beautiful view of the capital of Tatarstan, which architectural image interweaves the traditions of European, Russian and oriental architects. Modern architecture of Kazan is very interesting as well. It tries to absorb all achievements of progressive engineering thought, high technologies and latest construction methods, innovative materials. The same concept became the determining fact for urban construction in Turkmenistan as well, what embodies the magnificence of white-marble Ashgabat and comfort of its environment.
Turkmen and Tatar Leaders took photos on the background of the city and went to the President’s Palace and went up to the Ceremonial Hall where Head of the State left memory entry in the Book of Honoured Guests of Kazan Kremlin.
The ceremony of official photographing took place in Ojak Hall.
After, the meeting of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Rustam Minnikhanov with the participation of the members of the delegation of two countries took place in the Meeting Hall.
President Rustam Minnikhanov expressed the gratitude to high-rank guests for personal attention to the development of Turkmen – Tatar relations, owing to which they receive quality content. Under the cooperation of Turkmenistan and Russia, the Republic of Tatarstan has an important role and it gives special accountability. We treat your visit as the sign of special trust, the President of Tatarstan said.
Turkmen leader expressed the gratitude for warm hospitality in Kazan and creation of the best conditions for intensification of cooperation. Presentation of industrial facilities of Tatarstan that two high-rank officials have visited earlier will serve to this cooperation. The Head of Turkmenistan also expressed the gratitude to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin for the support of the cooperation between our country and Tatarstan.
During the conversation, the sides exchanged the opinions on current condition and perspectives of development of traditionally friendly Turkmen – Tatar dialog, which rests on historical ties and common spiritual and cultural values.
Having given high appraisal to the level of bilateral relations, which experience new growth, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Rustam Minnikhanov confirmed invariable commitment Turkmenistan and Tatarstan to the course toward comprehensive intensification of fruitful cooperation.
Topical objectives of cooperation in its key directions including the opportunity of expansion of beneficial trade and economic partnership and humanitarian contacts have been discussed during the meeting. Special attention has been paid to the improvement of relations in education sphere, which were established between Turkmenistan and Tatarstan, which universities have many students from our country.
Sport sphere, which development is paid with the greatest attention in Turkmenistan and Tatarstan, was highlighted among perspective directions of cooperation. President Rustam Minnikhanov also noted the great success and importance of 2017 Asian Games hosted by Ashgabat and shared his delight of unique Olympic village in Turkmen capital.
Turkmen leader noted that Tatarstan’s experience gained in this field, which undoubtedly would be used in the future including in training of National team for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, helped to Turkmenistan in organization of this big sport event. This year, our country will host the World Weightlifting Championship and International rally Amul – Hazar 2018.
By the way, Rustam Minnikhanov is honoured member and pilot of KAMAZ Maser team. The Head of the State is also outstanding master of sport and extreme driving, what was proven several times when the President had tested the tracks of Amul – Hazar races in one of the most difficult parts in Karakum Desert.
Distance of the races is not that long as the one of Dakkar series, however it is also complicated and requires struggle in difficult conditions of the desert, the President of Turkmenistan said.
The Head of the Republic of Tatarstan expressed the confidence in the success of coming international sport competitions in Turkmenistan, which relies on special significance that Turkmen leader pays to the stimulation of sport movement in the country.
Having expressed the gratitude for good words, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that Turkmenistan sincerely appreciates traditional relations of friendship and partnership with Tatarstan in the context of strategic development with the Russian Federation.
In the end of the meeting, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Rustam Minnikhanov again confirmed the commitment of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Tatarstan to traditional relations of friendship and constructive cooperation, having addressed the wished of happiness, wealth and prosperity to fraternal nations of both countries.
From the Kremlin, the Head of Turkmenistan and Tatarstan went together to Kazan Arena Stadium for the quarterfinal match of the World Football Cup 2018.
After completion of the programme of the working visit, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov went to Kazan Airport from where he flew to Turkmenistan. After some time, the aircraft of the Head of the State has landed in Turkmenbashy International Airport where he was met by the officials.